Installing CTC (Content Template Catalog) on WCM 7

Download the content template solution (CTC for the websphere 7

Download the portal solution installation ( for the Websphere portal

IBM WebSphere Portal plus Combined Cumulative Fix 008 or higher must be installed

Upgrading WP 7.0 to WPS and CF19

System Requirements

Download Fix from

Portal Update Installer

Health checker tool

After downloading fix and update installer

  1. Create the directory "update" under the portal server (c:/IBM/Websphere/PortalServer/update)
  2. Copy the extracted update installer files into that directory
  3. Created "fixes" directory under update folder (c:/IBM/Websphere/PortalServer/update/fixes)
  4. Copy the extracted fix pack files into the 'fixes' directory
  5. Extract and copy the from the update installer directory to portal server root (C:/IBM/WebSphere/PortalServer). This just contains a filename called "upgrade_health_check.xml" and this gets copied to "C:\IBM\WebSphere\PortalServer\installer\wp.config\config\includes" folder.
  6. Run the Heathchecker tool to validate the existing environment
C:\IBM\WebSphere\wp_profile\ConfigEngine>ConfigEngine.bat -DRequiredWAS= action-health-check-validation

Build failed with following error
The specified product version is not supported: version=

  1. So WAS is not up to required fix level , so I had to upgrade WAS first (from to
  2. Once the WAS upgrade is successful, run the updatePortalWizard.bat
  3. Installation was successful.

Upgrading WAS from to

WAS fix list

WAS update installer download

  1. Download and extract files to "temp" folder , 
  2. Execute the "setupCmdLine.bat" from WAS_Root/bin folder
  3. Run the following command

When I just run the  "install" command , I got the following error "Java could not be found, please specify -is:javahome <java_home_dir> even though I set the environment variables  (my local WAS instance is not installed in default location that is "c:/program files/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer")

I had to execute the following command to start the wizard properly (Make sure path is valid in responsefile.updiinstaller.txt).

C:\IBM\WP7\WebSphere\AppServer\UpdateInstaller>install -options C:\IBM\WP7\WebSphere\AppServer\UpdateInstaller\responsefile.updiinstaller.txt -is:javahome C:\IBM\WP7\WebSphere\AppServer\java

  1. After the update installer installed, install the maintenance pack. ( I ran into problem where it was not able to delete some of the files while installing, and had to restart the machine. So suggest to restart the machine after start installing the maintenance pack )
  2. Retried after server restart and it is installed successfully.

Installing the Portal Solution Installer
  1. From the extracted directory , update the file
  1. Execute the C:\temp\SolutionInstaller\commands\windows>install-SolutionInstaller.bat

Installing CTC 
  1. From the CTC-install directory , update the profile path in and execute C:\temp\CTCInstall3001>ctc-install.bat
  2. Eexecute the folowing command C:\temp\CTCInstall3001>ctc-install.bat

Note: You can find more details specific to CTC installation options like how to disable CTC-Demo , or CTC-Theme …etc in the documentation provided in the downloaded zip file

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